Now in its fourth year, the Fresh Ink juried print exhibition is a manifestation of Wonder Fair’s foundational purpose: to establish Lawrence as a preeminent center for creative print culture in the United States, and to highlight the importance of printed matter in the world entire. In 2017, the run of our Fresh Ink exhibition will coincide with Lawrence Print Week: a celebration of Printed Matter for makers and collectors lead by the Lawrence Arts Center, University of Kansas Printmaking Program, and Wonder Fair.

Serving as juror for Fresh Ink 2017 is Jeffrey Dell, professor in the School of Art and Design at Texas State University, San Marcos.  


Juror’s Award: one work will named best in show for a $250 cash prize. Sales of exhibited work will be divided between the artist and Wonder Fair 50/50. 


For a $20 fee, entrants may submit up to three (3) images of original works completed in the last five years (2012 - 2017). Selections will be made from digital images in the form of jpeg files (maximum files dimension of eight inches in image size -- maximum resolution of 300 dpi) - no slides.

Files must be submitted electronically through our online submission form. Submission by mail or email will not be accepted. Files should be saved as last name_title.jpeg (e.g., Nakamura_Still_Life_ Explosion.jpeg). 

Image list should include: Title, Media, Date, Dimensions and designated sale price or “NFS”.


Our submission window is open!  Please apply for Fresh Ink online by following this link:


Submissions must be received electronically at our site by July 1, 2017, 11:59 p.m. Apply early to avoid technical problems. Wonder Fair is not responsible for late submissions due to technical problems.

Notification of acceptance will be made the week of August 7th, 2017 by email. You must provide email contact information with your submission to be considered.


Artists over the age of 18 are eligible to apply. Entries must be original fine art prints or works on paper in any media. No photography or off-set photo mechanically reproduced work will be accepted. All size work will be considered.


July 6, 2017: final submissions due; review of submissions begins.

August 7-9, 2017: notification of acceptance by e-mail.

September 22, 2017: accepted framed (exhibition ready) works due.

September 29 - November 5, 2017: exhibition on display.

November 2017: return of unsold exhibited work.



Jeffrey Dell lives and works in San Marcos, Texas. He is an Associate Professor of Printmaking in the School of Art and Design at Texas State University-San Marcos.